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Governance, Transparency and the Collaborative Design of Open Data Collaboration Platforms: understanding barriers, options, and needs.


Adegboyega Ojo, Lukasz Porwol, Mohammad Waqar, Arkadiusz Stasiewicz, Edobor Osagie, Michael Hogan, Owen Harney, Fatmeh Ahmadi

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Edited Conference Meeting Proceeding
The increasing volumes of datasets published on open data platforms have had little impact on the public use of open data and perceived transparency of respective governments. At the same time, the innovation potentials of these datasets are far from realized due to many factors including poor quality of datasets. While past studies have attempted to catalog barriers to open data exploitation and use; few studies have focused on the role of the available open data platforms in tackling this problem. In addressing this gap, this paper examines the problems associated with the use of current generation of open data platforms and perspectives of stakeholders on desirable features and affordances. Results show barriers to effective open data use based on stakeholders’ perspective. Findings also provide insights into three categories of platform affordances that could spur greater use of open data published on these platforms and enhanced transparency of respective governments.
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Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises PRO-VE 2016
Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World
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480 of the book series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT)
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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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